How much does it cost to build a notary app?

Standard price for a notary app: $37,500

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What is a notary app?

A notary application is a web, mobile, or desktop application with two sets of users: notaries and notarization requestors. Notary apps enable both parties to easily find each other based on location and availability. Once scheduled, the app facilitates communication between the parties so that they can coordinate their meeting. The app also keeps records of who performed which notarizations and when they occurred.

These apps are similar to other legal services apps such as document management apps and contract creation apps. Popular notary public apps include Rocket Lawyer, My Mobile Notary, and eNotarize.

Here are some recent notary app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • An app that competes with Instant Notary.

  • An app that helps a notary business owner communicate with their agents. The owner inputs their location, and the app tells them which agents are licensed there.

What is the typical cost to build a notary app?

A notary app usually costs $37,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $25,000 or as high as $50,000. A notary app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent notary app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $10,000

  • $5,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a notary app?

A notary app usually takes 100 hours to build. However, a notary app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 133 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent notary apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 133

  • 67

How to successfully grow your notary application

A notary app provides a valuable service to its users by allowing them to store important documents in the cloud, and having them signed by a legal professional. In order to achieve viral growth, a notary app must show new users how the product can help them. It must then incentivize them to share the app with their friends and family members. A notary app can also increase customer loyalty by providing a wide range of services, such as free document storage, mobile payments for signing fees, and online access to public records.

Risks and challenges of building a notary application

A notary public application faces a unique set of legal and compliance risks in the form of state, federal, and international law. Each jurisdiction has its own requirements for notaries public, and there are also a number of common risks associated with notarizing documents that you will want to build custom logic into your application to prevent. You should consult with a legal professional to determine whether you need to become licensed as a notary public in each jurisdiction where your business operates. I hope this guide helps you navigate the world of legal compliance for your mobile app or website. If you have any questions about this post, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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